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Allentown police: Man pointed gun at officers during pursuit

By 69 News, follow: @69news, news@wfmz.com
Published On: Mar 30 2014 08:59:49 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 31 2014 04:54:33 AM CDT

Police chase

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A 28-year-old man is facing a long list of charges after allegedly pointing a gun at officers during a pursuit early Sunday morning.

Police said they were called to the area of Second and Linden streets around 12:30 a.m. for a report of an unwanted person who may be carrying a gun.

Police located the man, later identified as Thomas Emmanuel Washington, in his car at Second and Linden streets. That's when police said Washington took off, leading police on a short pursuit before crashing into a police vehicle and a home in the 200 block of North Sixth Street.

Police said Washington then got out of the car and started running away.

At one point, he turned a gun on officers, but tripped and dropped the weapon. Officers soon caught up to Washington and apprehended him, police said.

The gun was recovered by police.

Washington, who has no known address, is facing numerous charges. Some of the charges include aggravated assault with a weapon, resisting arrest, fleeing/eluding police, carrying a stolen firearm, possession of heroin with the intent to distribute and numerous motor vehicle code violations.

As of Sunday morning, Washington was being held at Lehigh County Prison awaiting arraignment.